Block Play

Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.

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Four Seasons Wood Trees - Double-Sided
Four Seasons Wood Trees - Double-Sided
Item: 37395
Status: In Stock
$72.95
18 months & up. Beautifully designed solid wood set of trees for open-ended block play. Set of 12 trees with double-sided illustrations of trees in different seasons or stages. An excellent way for children to learn about the seasons, different climates, and environments, while visually becoming aware of how trees change based off geographical location. Tallest piece measures 5"H.
Jumbo Sensory River Stones - Set of 10
Jumbo Sensory River Stones - Set of 10
Item: 37307
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. Smooth-sanded, over-sized beech wood Jumbo Sensory River Stones feature inset, nature-inspired textures. Children can engage in sensory play while practicing stacking and balancing and strengthening their tactile differentiation. A beautiful, subdued color palette furthers the possibilities for organic connections during natural play. Smallest stone measures 5.125"W x 2.5"D x 1.125"H, largest stone measures 7.625"W x 3.75"D x 1.75"H.
Snap Block Animals - 33 Piece Set
Snap Block Animals - 33 Piece Set
Item: 37452
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$79.95
3 years & up. Children can build wild animals or create imaginative creatures using the Snap Block Animals set. Chunky, beech wood blocks lightly painted in natural shades, with a matte finish, are complete with metal snap hardware. Metal snaps hold tight for additional dramatic play opportunities using built block creatures. Set includes 33 blocks and 5 double-sided build cards.
Road Construction Vehicles - Set of 3
Road Construction Vehicles - Set of 3
Item: 89338
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 years & up. Discover what it takes to build a road with these three wooden transportation vehicles that teach children their functions through play. This encourages imagination while they build their own city. Includes a front end loader, roller and an excavator. Front end loader measures 5.5"W x 2"H.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Item: 33142
Status: In Stock
$159.95
2 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
Little Tuffies Construction Vehicles
Little Tuffies Construction Vehicles
Item: 81181
Status: In Stock
$21.95
18 months & up. Let the construction begin with these exciting Durable Little Tuffies Construction Vehicles for Dramatic Play and Block Play Activities. These sturdy, plastic trucks are perfect for promoting fine motor skills, gross motor skills, imagination, color recognition, block play, dramatic play, and collaborative play. Children will love pushing these bright colored construction vehicles around and filling them with blocks! Encourage them to mimic the sounds of the different vehicles.… More »
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Item: 13904P
Status: In Stock
$349.95 - $921.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges. A total of 28 shapes in different piece count sets are in precise dimension in multiples or divisions of a basic 5.5" L x 2.75" W x 1.37" H unit so the blocks are easy to stack.
Railway Bucket Builder Set with Train and Tracks
Railway Bucket Builder Set with Train and Tracks
Item: 147859
Status: In Stock
$69.95
3 years & up. Perfect for every lover of trains, this is a great set for older children. Use the included storage box and lid within the tracks and use block pieces to build a town around the structure. Move the train, passengers, and cargo around the track with ease and play for hours. Easily clean pieces with a damp cloth. Includes 50 railway pieces.
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 91332
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Natural and unscripted play patterns emerge when Branch Blocks are provided for building and dramatic play inspiration. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. Use Branch Blocks to practice stacking, sorting and STEM activities. Includes 36 wood pieces.
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
Item: 32886
Status: In Stock
$299.95
2 years & up. A versatile and fun set for building whatever a child can imagine! Use the flex connectors as hinges to further the design possibilities and bring your imagination creations to life. Set includes 76 durable plastic pieces: 18 beams, 18 large connectors, 24 small connectors, and 16 flexi connectors. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Family Diversity Blocks
Family Diversity Blocks
Item: 34921
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Playing with the game blocks to build different kinds of families will encourage natural questions and discussions. The blocks promote awareness and facilitates the knowledge of the different family models that exist today. Includes adult and children bodies, different skin colors, different hair colors, and different genders for children to place as many mixes of families as they can. Includes 33 pieces, 12 activity sheets, and teaching guide.
Neighborhood Friends - Set of 8
Neighborhood Friends - Set of 8
Item: 30872
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. These six friends ready to go on adventures along with the neighborhood's dog and cat! These figures in brightly colored clothing are great for role-playing activities and developing oral language skills. Encourage dramatic play and fine motor functions with this easy to grip set of neighborhood friends. Use these figures in a lesson about the importance of diversity, friendship, and getting along. Each friend measures 2.75" tall and twists at the waist.
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Item: 63573
Status: In Stock
$54.95
18 months & up. This ten-piece set of friends and family represents multiple cultures, ages, and genders. There are even two different pets! These easy to grip pieces are great for promoting dramatic play and fine motor skills. Children can role-play people in their family, circle of friends, neighborhood, and more! Use these figures in brightly colored clothes in a lesson about diversity and inclusion. The Tallest figure is 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Block Science Big Trucks
Block Science Big Trucks
Item: 89799P
Status: In Stock
$109.95 - $156.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
Eco-Friendly Dump Truck
Eco-Friendly Dump Truck
Item: 88915
Status: In Stock
$36.95
12 months & up. Tough and durable, this dump truck is 100% made from recycled milk cartons. The eco design features a workable dumper, no metal axles to rust, and supports imaginative play skills. The production of the truck is environmentally friendly and saves energy. The eco-friendly dump truck measures 10"L x 7.5"W x 6.75"H. Made in the USA.
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Item: 63727
Status: In Stock
$34.95
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Item: 32161
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 0.375" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
IVI Farm 3D Rug - 3.25' x 5'
IVI Farm 3D Rug - 3.25' x 5'
Item: 90722
Status: In Stock
$108.95
A 3 dimensional carpet featuring a mix of soft carpet and smooth roads will get little imaginations buzzing with the unique raised detailing. The 3D quality provides a beautiful, tactile range of textures and a feast of fun keeping children enthralled for hours, simply add your favorite toys and play! Made of 100% polypropylene,rug is hypo-allergenic, anti-static, stain resistant and made using non-toxic dyes and fabric. Stays flat without any bumps.The pile height varies between 1" to 1.5"… More »
Deluxe Log Building Set
Deluxe Log Building Set
Item: 81967
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow, and natural; green roof planks and red gables. Contains 250 pieces in a heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard, and tree house all at the same time.
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Item: 89786
Status: In Stock
$144.95
3 years & up. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept… More »
30 Piece Classic Bucket of Vehicles
30 Piece Classic Bucket of Vehicles
Item: 82249
Status: In Stock
$64.95
12 months & up. Get ready to roll with cars, trucks, planes, boats, helicopters, and construction vehicles in bold primary colors! Wheels roll, propellers spin! Includes clear storage pail with 30 various vehicles, approximately 3"L. These toys are dishwasher safe and have no sharp edges. The boats float for fun water play and the cars roll across the floor without making any noise or leaving any marks. Vehicles are 100% dishwasher safe for easier cleaning.
Block Science Foundation Set B - 92 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set B - 92 Piece Set
Item: 89788
Status: In Stock
$259.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft… More »
Block Science Foundation Set C - 155 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set C - 155 Piece Set
Item: 89790
Status: In Stock
$379.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft… More »